For decades, workers in the US have been fighting for their rights, demanding real change, and struggling to stay afloat. The federal minimum wage has been stuck at poverty level for 12 years, and as a result, working families are forced to walk a tightrope—often stitching together multiple jobs on unpredictable schedules, with scant access to healthcare or paid leave.
That’s just not right. Workers deserve to be heard and treated fairly by their employers, and their rights to organize must be protected.
Oxfam’s mission is to fight inequality to end poverty and injustice. That's why we amplify the voices of low wage workers, hold corporations accountable, stand in solidarity with unions and allies, and advocate for transformative legislation protecting and expanding workers' rights at all levels.